The Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Conservation and Land Management IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to production and retail nurseries, turf, landscaping, parks and gardens, botanical gardens, arboriculture, irrigation, pest and weed management relating to these industries, and conservation and land management
These qualifications are components of the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.
The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process providing opportunity for any interested parties to make a contribution.
Technical Advisory Committees may also be established to inform future work, utilising a broad range of stakeholders with technical and specific industry knowledge.
The Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Conservation and Land Management IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, Skills Impact. For more information visit Skills Impact.
Further information about the role of IRCs and how they operate can be found in the IRC Operating Framework.
The AISC has approved the following members for the Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Conservation and Land Management IRC:
|Organisation Type or Category||Organisation or Area of Expertise||Representative||Coverage|
|Horticultural Organisations||Australian Golf Course Superintendents' Association||Ms Simone Staples||National|
|Nursery and Garden Industry Australia||Mr Christopher O'Connor (Deputy chair)||National|
|National Farmers' Federation||Mr Reginald Kidd||National|
|Australian Association of Bush Regenerators Inc||Ms Jen Ford||National|
|Expert Positions||Expertise in amenity horticulture landscaping parks and gardens||Mr Craig Hallam||National|
|Expertise in amenity horticulture landscaping parks and gardens||Ms Esther Ngang (Chair)||WA|
|Expertise in amenity horticulture landscaping parks and gardens||Mr Jim Johnson||VIC|
|Expertise in amenity horticulture landscaping parks and gardens||Mr Paul Janssens||ACT|
|Expertise in amenity horticulture landscaping parks and gardens||Mr Mark Sorby||QLD|
|Expertise in Irrigation for amenity horticulture||Mr Geoff Harvey||National|
|Expertise in pest management and weeds||Mr Jyri Kaapro||National|
|Expertise in Production Nursery and Weed Management||Mr Des Boorman||NSW/VIC/QLD|
|Expertise in Conservation and land management - permaculture||Ms Virginia Solomon||National|
|Expertise in Permaculture and Landcare and Management||Ms Susan Brunskill||National|
|Expertise in Indigenous Conservation and Land Management||Ms Julie Heran||NT|